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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

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Kealakekua Bay is known to have some of the best snorkeling locations in Hawaii. Board a trimaran and head out into the bay on this convenient excursion that includes snacks, bottled water, snorkel and safety gear, and reef-safe sunscreen. Throughout the tour, your captain and crew provide little-known facts about the area’s history marine life, as well as snorkeling tips for guests with any level of experience.
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BoysInNY wrote a review Dec 2020
Chicago, Illinois1,549 contributions563 helpful votes
If you’re comfortable driving this with you four wheel drive it is worth the trip. The views up above and down on the beach are amazing. The road is very steep so be sure you’re comfortable driving down this road. And honestly driving up is just as bad! In the end it was worth the trip to the valley!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Jeremy wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
While this valley is surely beautiful, DO NOT go down there unaccompanied, or in non-daylight hours....or at all. I was presumably singled out for being a tourist. Driving down to the beach just after sunrise, a local person on an ATV blocked my path and got out. After asking me where I was from (Florida), and what I was doing down here (surfing), I got punched in the face twice. I was then told to "Go back to f**ing Florida). I spoke with the cops, identifying the person as best I could. They informed me that they would not be searching for this person, as they don't go down into Waipio Valley unless it is "something serious." They're so used to missing persons and murders happening it sounded like. When I read about it, I knew I'd made a mistake.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Patty R wrote a review Jun 2020
Saratoga Springs, Utah16 contributions6 helpful votes
Gorgeous views as you hike down the side of the cliff through the rain forest to the beautiful black sand beach. Not a long trip down but it is steep. You can continue the trail on the other side of the beach, up and down the next big hill. There is a rope for you to rappel back down (or walk back). That extra section was very beautiful but fairly strenuous. The 9-year old made it ok but he is a very active kid. Be sure to bring enough snacks and water - we ran out. As you come to the bottom of that first cliff, you walk through some trees, and across a drainage to the beach. Take a quick right on either side of the drainage for a gorgeous view of lush green mountains across a pond. There is just a very short trail to that point that doesn't go further. Get there early for a place to park.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Bhatt8249 wrote a review Jun 2020
54 contributions6 helpful votes
We went there for our babymoon trip. We parked our jeep and took a hike.. it's actually not a hike, but walking trail. It took us 5-7 mins to go down to see overlook and then took few pics and then came back. Walking down is easy and coming up is like climbing without stairs and it's easy.. views are spectacular.. There are few restrooms facilities too.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Patrick McKay wrote a review Mar 2020
Highlands Ranch, Colorado25 contributions9 helpful votes
Beautiful valley and beach with access to a great hiking trail on the other side of the valley. We drove our rental Jeep down the road to the beach and it was easily passable in our stock JLU Sahara Wrangler. Make sure to put your vehicle in low range 4WD and use manual gear selection for the descent. I had to use 1st gear low to control speed. The road to the beach is somewhat rough with many deep muddy puddles to drive through, but the bottom is firm so no risk of getting stuck. You have to stop at the top to listen to a lecture from the "ranger" before going down. I didn't see him at first and almost drove past without stopping which made him extremely mad. Not the most pleasant fellow for sure. Once at the beach, I high recommend wading through the river and hiking at least part of the trail to Waimanu Valley. The initial climb up the switchbacks is steep and strenuous but well worth the views. After that is mostly dense rain forest with incredible tall trees and several pretty waterfalls and streams. We hiked about half way to Waimanu and that was tiring but worth it. I would never want to do that hike if I hadn't driven to the beach though. Walking back up the road to the 2WD trail head after that hike would be brutal. Overall great place to visit and well worth renting a Jeep just to experience. If you have never driven a 4WD vehicle before and do not know how to put it in low range or are scared of steep narrow roads, it may not be the place for you. But if you know how to handle a 4x4, don't be put off by all the warnings about breaking your rental contract etc. Just do it.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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